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Wed 24 Aug 2016, 16:15 pm
The Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO), chief executive officer (CEO) Thabo Dithebe has resigned from duty under vague circumstances.
Wed 24 Aug 2016, 14:22 pm
Botswana 400m runner, Baboloki Thebe carried an injury to the Rio Olympics which authorities hoped would heal before competition began.
Wed 24 Aug 2016, 14:21 pm
SELEBI-PHIKWE: Nico United chairperson, Mothusi Taolo says the club’s 2015/2016 financial report cannot be made public yet as it contains some inconsistencies that need t...
Tue 23 Aug 2016, 18:00 pm
The 30-storey iTowers South has reached completion and is gearing towards occupation with residential units attracting a starting price of just under a million pula.
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23 August 2016
The long awaited University of Botswana (UB) hospital will b...
23 August 2016
The 30-storey iTowers South has reached completion and is ge...
23 August 2016
FRANCISTOWN: A convicted herdboy was last week sentenced to ...
23 August 2016
The Botswana National Front (BNF) has threatened to take act...
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23 August 2016
News that the eagerly awaited Botswana University Hospital w...

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Wed 24 Aug 2016, 16:15 pm
The Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO), chief executive officer (CEO) Thabo Dithebe has resigned from duty under vague circumstances.
Tue 23 Aug 2016, 18:00 pm
MAUN: Crimen injuria is a crime under South African common law, defined to be the act of ‘unlawfully, intentionally and seriously impairing the dignity of another’. But,...
Tue 23 Aug 2016, 16:00 pm
The long awaited University of Botswana (UB) hospital will be given autonomy to operate as a parastatal to ensure effective management and excellence. The Public Enterpri...
Tue 23 Aug 2016, 15:56 pm
FRANCISTOWN: A convicted herdboy was last week sentenced to 27 years in jail for killing a couple and their nephew in 2009. He was also sentenced to 10 years in jail for ...
Business
Tue 23 Aug 2016, 18:00 pm
The 30-storey iTowers South has reached completion and is gearing towards occupation with residential units attracting a starting price of just under a million pula.
Tue 23 Aug 2016, 15:11 pm
Botswana businesses have been urged to exploit the many investment opportunities offered by Ghana. Solomon Opare-Kumi, the honorary consul of Ghana to Botswana, told dele...
Tue 23 Aug 2016, 15:09 pm
The assistant minister of Education and Skills Development, Moiseraele Goya has urged companies to knock on the doors of the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) to ...
Fri 19 Aug 2016, 18:00 pm
Government is working on plans to open a window, which will allow Batswana to buy up to 26% in new mining ventures as part of efforts to empower citizens in an industry t...
Sport
Wed 24 Aug 2016, 14:22 pm
Botswana 400m runner, Baboloki Thebe carried an injury to the Rio Olympics which authorities hoped would heal before competition began.
Wed 24 Aug 2016, 14:21 pm
SELEBI-PHIKWE: Nico United chairperson, Mothusi Taolo says the club’s 2015/2016 financial report cannot be made public yet as it contains some inconsistencies that need t...
Tue 23 Aug 2016, 14:45 pm
The relay team will share P75,000 after reaching the finals of the 4x400m race at the Rio Olympics that ended on Sunday.
Tue 23 Aug 2016, 14:45 pm
FRANCISTOWN: Onkabetse Makgantai’s move to AS Vita is still on despite reports to the contrary, but Orapa United says it is in the dark about Thabang Sesinyi’s Baroka FC ...
Lifestyle
Tue 23 Aug 2016, 18:00 pm
Young motswako gospel artist, Tlamelo Addanes also known as Fairhope intends to make the youth better and responsible people through his magical gospel rhymes.
Tue 23 Aug 2016, 14:45 pm
Local publishing house, Black Crake Books is calling out for manuscript submissions for the #Fifty@Fifty campaign in celebration of Botswana’s 50th anniversary. After und...
Tue 23 Aug 2016, 14:45 pm
After failing to make a mark in his first attempt, upcoming musician TFly will release his single titled Jaiva koze kuze at the end of the month. In the single, he featur...
Fri 19 Aug 2016, 15:54 pm
Sitting around the fire must be the best place to hang out with storytellers. From all those old lullabies from our grandparents that we used to hear while wrapped up by ...
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Tue 16 Aug 2016, 15:44 pm
The University of Botswana (UB), Faculty of Business will this Thursday hold a Press Conference at the President Hotel from 2pm-4pm. The main objective of the conference...
Tue 16 Aug 2016, 14:46 pm
Have you ever considered the financial loss and costs associated with your employee being injured, permanently disabled or even in death?
Tue 16 Aug 2016, 14:44 pm
The University of Botswana will host the Sixth Africa International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) International Conferences scheduled for...
Fri 12 Aug 2016, 15:54 pm
William Shakespeare once wrote Oh time though must untangle this mess.
Features
Tue 23 Aug 2016, 16:01 pm
More than a century ago, on June 1, 1914, a small village of Kumakwane, in the south west of Kweneng district witnessed the birth of Kemmonye Angelinah Mobita, a being wh...
Fri 19 Aug 2016, 15:23 pm
The story of the Three Chiefs is known by all and standard fare among Batswana, right? In 1895, Khama III, Sebele I and Bathoen I travelled to Great Britain to ask Josep...
Fri 19 Aug 2016, 15:21 pm
Staff Writer, TSAONE BASIMANEBOTLHE joined British ambassador, Katherine Ransome’s quest to visit the successors of the Three Chiefs, during the Molepolole leg. She repor...
Fri 19 Aug 2016, 15:16 pm
Amidst the substantial preparations towards Botswana’s Golden Jubilee, cities, towns and villages are aggressively preparing for the celebrations and each tell their own ...
World
Mon 22 Aug 2016, 13:21 pm
An Islamist militant has admitted destroying cultural sites in Timbuktu, Mali, in the first trial of its kind at the International Criminal Court.
Thu 11 Aug 2016, 18:50 pm
Zambians have been voting in presidential and parliamentary elections following campaigning marred by clashes between rival supporters.
Thu 28 Jul 2016, 09:13 am
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has threatened to punish those war veterans who last week said they were withdrawing their backing for him.
Fri 22 Jul 2016, 08:51 am
Zimbabwe's war veterans association, which has played a key and sometimes violent role in supporting President Robert Mugabe, has released a statement withdrawing its bac...
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Wed 17 Aug 2016, 15:46 pm
MAUN: ‘Ka e rua ka tlhoka boroko ka e tlhoka ka nna ka bo tlhoka. Modimo oo nko e metsi’. Seo ke gone go tlotlomatsa kgomo ka poko.
Wed 17 Aug 2016, 15:46 pm
LOBATSE: E rile ka Labotlhano o re tswang mo go ene, Charles Kgaodi wa dingwaga tse di masome a matlhano wa motse wa Maisane a atlholelwa ngwaga mo kgolegelong, ee seeget...
Wed 17 Aug 2016, 14:44 pm
Fa puso e simolodisa lenaneo la go tsosolosa itsholelo (ESP) e ne e re ke tsela e e botoka ya go tlhabolola lefatshe, le gone go tlhamela Batswana ditiro, bogolo jang ban...
Wed 17 Aug 2016, 14:38 pm
Motheo wa ga Tautona, Dr. Ian Khama, wa go netefatsa fa setshaba sa Botswana bogolosegolo banana, ba fiwa tshono ya go supa bokgoni jwa bone mo bodiragatsing, botaki le m...
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50to50
BOT50 held 50to50 event at UB Stadium on Thursday as part of the build-up activities towards Botswana's 50 years of Independence celebrations on September 30.
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Pula! by Mophato Dance Theatre
The story line depicts various rituals societies and tribes have used for the past 50 years, to ask for rain. It investigates why we haven’t experienced constant heavy rainfall despite society's efforts.
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